Goonies sequel confirmed by director Richard Donner


Richard Donner, the director of The Goonies, has said a sequel to the 1985 classic children’s adventure is in pipe line.

Donner told gossip site TMZ that he hoped to bring back all the stars of the original film for this next movie. Actors such as Corey Feldman, Josh Brolin, Sean Astin and Jeff Cohen, will hopefully be returning for it. All of the stars of the original have taken diversely different paths since the original movie. Cory Feldman, is now a reality TV star and singer in a ska band, as well as occasional actor, Brolin and Astin retain Hollywood careers and Cohen (Chunk) is an entertainment lawyer.

Donner, also the director of Superman and the Lethal Weapon films, was signing autographs in an undisclosed location when he was asked to comment on the proliferation of superhero movies in 2014. Asked if he would make another comic-book film, he said: “If you call The Goonies a comic book – we’re doing a sequel.” Furthering this he was asked to reveal which stars of the original would return, with this he replied: “Hopefully all of them.”

The original Goonies centred on a group of Oregon pre-teens facing the loss of their homes due to the imminent building of a country club who find themselves on a hunt for pirate treasure. It was produced by Steven Spielberg and is often cited as one of the top children’s movies of the 1980s. Rumours of a sequel have abounded for much of the past decade but no film has ever entered production.


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